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Tips for a Great Wedding Film

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

By Tanya Dโ€™Herville Photo & Video . ๐‘ฒ๐™š๐’†๐™ฅ ๐™ฉ๐’‰๐™ž๐’๐™œ๐’” ๐’•๐™ž๐’…๐™ฎ: If youโ€™re getting ready in a hotel room move your suitcases out of site. If youโ€™re getting ready at home, move unnecessary things and clutter out of the way โ€“ make some space for your videographer to move around. The more space, the more options you have to be creative. . ๐™‰๐’Š๐™˜๐’† ๐‘ต๐™–๐’•๐™ช๐’“๐™–๐’ ๐‘ณ๐™ž๐’ˆ๐™๐’•: Get ready in an area with heaps of natural light. Natural light loves you and your skin loves natural light. . ๐™Œ๐’–๐™–๐’๐™ž๐’•๐™ฎ ๐™€๐’—๐™š๐’๐™ž๐’๐™œ ๐™‡๐’Š๐™œ๐’‰๐™ฉ: So the sun has gone down, what about lighting? Donโ€™t be surprised if your venue hasnโ€™t the best quality light, I am seeing it more and more these days, speak with your decorators about additional lighting to set the ambience you desire. Reminder** Videography does not rely on a flash mounted above the camera as photographers do, so good quality constant evening lighting is MUST! I will assist you here and advise on whatโ€™s best or whom you can hire these from. . ๐‘น๐™š๐’๐™–๐’™: Throughout the day try to forget that youโ€™re being filmed and photographed, obviously, thatโ€™s easier said than done. Looking at the camera or waiting for instructions can take away a little of the magic. Focus on each other and enjoy the day, be lost in the moment. As your videographer I want to capture your day as it unfolds, so relax into it, celebrate, dance, laugh, cry, hug, kiss and be your weird selves. . ๐‘ฐ๐™ฃ๐’‡๐™ค๐’“๐™ข๐’‚๐™ฉ๐’Š๐™ค๐’: Well before the wedding date, there should be a sit-down meeting or several phone calls between us to discuss what is being looked for in the video. Are there certain moments that need to be captured? Will there be any surprises or choreographed dances? (Which I love by the way) . ๐‘จ๐™ช๐’…๐™ž๐’: Audio is essential to get right, itโ€™s half the video. The best way to capture the best quality audio is at the source, it is recommended that there is a good quality PA system, this is a microphone and speaker on a stand, preferably two speakers to surround the sound quality. These are supplied by your vendor or venue. A small lapel microphone will be placed on the groom and bride where applicable - those are supplied by myself. This is primarily for those important vows, speeches and your dance as it only is said and done once therefore, I back my audio up with several other hidden mics 007 style! . ๐‘ฏ๐™ž๐’“๐™ž๐’๐™œ ๐™– ๐™’๐’†๐™™๐’…๐™ž๐’๐™œ ๐™‘๐’Š๐™™๐’†๐™ค๐’ˆ๐™ง๐’‚๐™ฅ๐’‰๐™š๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐™ช๐’”๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐™–๐’š๐™—๐’†? The day literally flies by and there are special moments that are easily missed that a videographer can capture beautifully. Many couples ask me if itโ€™s worth getting coverage of their morning preparations. I believe it is one of the most important parts of the day. Not only does filming before the ceremony get you and your bridal party used to being in front of the camera (a very foreign thing for most people) morning prep also adds to the chronology of the video. It creates excitement and anticipation for the aisle walk and let us be honest, who doesnโ€™t like seeing their other half all nervous and cute? . ๐‘น๐™ช๐’๐™ฃ๐’Š๐™ฃ๐’ˆ ๐’๐™ค๐’”๐™š๐’”. Yes, this made it to the top. 10 helpful hints When the tears have flowed we are left with sniffles so to save your audio sounding like โ€œI Jo, sniff, take the sniff Jane, sniff sniff, to be my wifeโ€. Just have a handkerchief ready and release yourself of further sniffling, you will enjoy listening back to your vowels this way. . ๐‘ช๐™ค๐’Ž๐™ข๐’–๐™ฃ๐’Š๐™˜๐’‚๐™ฉ๐’Š๐™ค๐’ ๐’‚๐™ฃ๐’… ๐‘ช๐™ค๐’๐™ง๐’…๐™ž๐’๐™–๐’•๐™ž๐’๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐’” ๐’Œ๐™š๐’š. Completely unaware, as the Bride and Groom should be, is the communication and coordination that are humming along in the background between videographers and photographers, stylists, decorators, celebrants, drivers, florists, MCs, event or venue managers, chefs, musicians, DJs and alike. Itโ€™s an extraordinary dance between us all and we all need to have everything to synchronize and balance. Sometimes certain areas of the day run late, it happens so this is where my experience comes in. If you didnโ€™t notice it on your wedding day, then you have hired the right professionals to do the job . ๐™’๐’‰๐™–๐’• ๐’”๐™๐’๐™ช๐’๐™™ ๐™„ ๐™ฌ๐’“๐™ž๐’•๐™š ๐™ž๐’ ๐’Ž๐™ฎ ๐™ฌ๐’†๐™™๐’…๐™ž๐’๐™œ ๐™ซ๐’๐™ฌ๐’†๐™ก๐’” ๐’‚๐™ฃ๐’… ๐’”๐™ฅ๐’†๐™š๐’„๐™๐’†๐™จ? A great celebrant will guide you well here, we want your love story. Speeches, just give it from the heart. I have seen speeches for 20 minutes, then one speech that goes for 2 minutes that crushes anything because it was spoken from the heart. Do some research on what to say, but feel it out when in the moment. . . ๐ˆ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ž๐ž ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ˆ ๐œ๐š๐ง ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐œ๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ฒ. . +61 (0) 417 379 715

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